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Sunday, May 09, 2010

New Experiences In The Wide World Of Wine

With spring upon us (at least officially, despite the grim weather in Western Canada over the last little while), it is high time that we flee the now restrictive surroundings of our homes and venture forth into back yards, onto lakes and out into the great outdoors at large.  In Knox's eyes, no such trip is complete without a bottle of wine, to enhance already-great or to transform sometimes dull experiences into something memorable.  For me, wine is like a great song that you hear during a memorable event, the memory of which then stays with you forever more.  Hence, it is time for a few wine picks to start the season off right.  The reds are:

1) Ceago - Field Blend (2007 - California) - this "field blend" of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is a fruity and delicious example of biodynamic wine-making gone right.  It is a summery wine, ideal for a backyard barbeque, or an evening spent sitting around your lakeside fire pit.  It's also one helluva deal at $21.00 (www.zyn.ca) or less.

2) Snapdragon - Cabernet Sauvignon (2007 - California) - a straightforward Cabernet Sauvignon with presentable fruit at the front end.  An everyday, all summer wine, whose $10 - $15 price allows you to buy it by the case.  Do so.

3) Organica - Cabernet Sauvignon (2007 - Mendocino) - a great and inexpensive organic wine from Mendocino County in California.  This wine is somewhat of a mystery.  They sell it at the mighty Superstore Liquor Store (great, cheap wines), but there is very little about it online.  I will have to seek out the Alberta distributor.  Anyway, a good solid cab that is easy on the wallet around $15.  That is cheap by any measure, but is especially good value for an organic wine (which is all the rage although somewhat lost on me).

Stay tuned for some great white wine values.  Over and out.

Posted by Knox Harrington on May 9, 2010 in Food and Drink | Permalink

Comments

Is dandelion wine still the preferred wine of Albertans?

Posted by: The Stig | 2010-05-09 2:45:45 PM


From a person who gets all his information from BBC Canada? Top Gear sucks, stiggy boy, and british cars are worthless. Your heros are beer swilling, foul smelling, inbred backsliders.

Posted by: dp | 2010-05-09 5:05:08 PM


Your heros are beer swilling, foul smelling, inbred backsliders.
Posted by: dp | 2010-05-09 5:05:08 PM

My hero's aren't Irish.

Posted by: The Stig | 2010-05-09 5:38:10 PM


Top Gear sucks, stiggy boy, and british cars are worthless.
Posted by: dp | 2010-05-09 5:05:08 PM

Sour grape wine must be second for Albertans.

Posted by: The Stig | 2010-05-09 5:40:26 PM


Nice blog. being a wine lover I enjoyed going through your blog. keep on posting.

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